MTV show will let college journalists compete for a writing job with Rolling Stone

MTV is picking up another magazine-themed reality show that will give its winner a writing job with Rolling Stone magazine.

According to The New York Times, “Jann Wenner, publisher of Rolling Stone, has signed a deal with MTV for a reality show in which the magazine gives internships to several journalism students, who then compete to become a Rolling Stone contract writer.” While it was previously discussed as being a sort of Apprentice with Rolling Stone’s publisher, Wenner won’t be as omnipresent as Trump. “I’ve been optioned to appear if I want. But I’m not the star. They don’t want me to be the star. It’s not a Donald Trump-like thing. If I’m in it, I’m peripheral. I might be the person who reads a manuscript,” he said.

Casting reportedly begins next month, but MTV does not yet have information on their site. A Wenner Media exec tells the paper that they want “college students who are ‘journalists, telegenic, have an interesting personality and are interested in music journalism.'”

Journalism Interns at a School of Rock [New York Times]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.